May 28th, 2013 by Laura
We got a quick tip from a reader this weekend about a new wine bar going in at 114 Republican. The image is from their mobile app (and, yes, it says 118 Republican), as their web site is still under construction.
According to an article in Seattle Met, Triumph Bar will have a wine list numbering 300 bottles and 30 glass pours – and half of the bottles will be priced under $60 per bottle, keeping plenty of less-expensive options open for wine-lovers.
There’s definitely a focus on wine, but the restaurant will also serve up a menu of wine-pair-able items such as cheeses and small plates. And, if you lean to mixology, they’ll have specialty cocktails as well.
Triumph Bar is slated to open in the second half of July, just in time for summer!
Tags: business opening, wine bar
May 19th, 2013 by Laura
Great news from a reader tip (thanks, Brian!) – Tup Tim Thai has swapped out the “lost our lease” signs with the following:
The Uptown Alliance sent a letter to the property owners and management on May 9th, asking them to find an acceptable agreement to keep Tup Tim Thai open. Looks like Tup Tim Thai has reached an agreement, and will be staying put at 118 W Mercer St.
Tags: business opening, Tup Tim Thai
May 15th, 2013 by Laura
A few weeks ago, we got a tip from a reader (thanks, Mark!) about a liquor license posted at 20 Roy St. We followed up and found owner Matt Storm busy at work on The Masonry – a wood-fired pizza and craft beer bar.
Future home of The Masonry, 20 Roy St
The Masonry’s menu will be headed up by chef Lucas Neve, formerly of Montlake’s Cafe Lago. Matt will be managing the craft beers himself, bringing his knowledge garnered from a past stint at Malt and Vine and his position at Seattle German Pubs.
The menu will stay fairly small, with offerings varying based on what Lucas finds fresh and in-season. The craft beer bar will also feature a rotating selection, and in addition to selling bottles, The Masonry will also fill growlers to go. Plus, for those whose tastes tend toward the grape, there’ll be a couple of house wines and a selection of bottles from wineries that are “great and often overlooked”.
Matt and team are hard at work on the new digs, and they’re currently aiming for a July 1st opening. According to Matt, “we can’t wait to get to know our beer and food loving neighbors” – so, mark your calendars for July and welcome a new business to Lower Queen Anne/Uptown!
Tags: beer, business opening, craft beer, pizza
May 8th, 2013 by Laura
At Queen Anne View, we love tips. Readers help us cover the neighborhood and give us the heads up on new and interesting items. Recent tips? Calva Café closing, a new sushi place on Queen Anne Ave N, Cederberg Tea House – and that’s just from the past week or so. If you see something interesting or newsworthy, send it our way!
While we always dig up what we can on tips, available research sometimes leads us only so far. With that disclaimer, we received a tip on sushi happenings at 500 Mercer St sent in by a reader (thanks, Mark!) that we’ve followed as far as we can at this point.
Genki Sushi is no more
Photo courtesy of Genki Sushi
Here’s the scoop: Genki Sushi at 500 Mercer St closed in March (not sure how that one slipped by us or our usual tipsters…), but a new sushi spot, Ten Sushi, has applied for a business license at the same location.
Ten Sushi has also applied for a liquor license to sell beer, wine, and spirits, and it appears that the applicant, Shinichiro Takahashi, is a former Genki Sushi operations manager. Stay tuned for more info as it becomes available.
If you have any additional info on this spot or any other neighborhood happenings, just let us know.
Tags: business closure, business opening, sushi
May 7th, 2013 by Laura
We’ve had several tips from readers this past week about a sign going up at the shop across the hallway/courtyard from Chase Bank at 1417 Queen Anne Ave N, so I took advantage of the splendid weather to stop by and take a look – sure enough, there’s a sign for a new tea shop, and the owners are keeping it local while sharing their South African heritage.
Cederberg Tea House is set to open in June, and it puts a different spin on the typical tea shop with traditional South African sweet and savory baked goods, South African Rooibos tea, and espresso for those of you whose beverages take a coffee form.
The new shop is a mother-daughter venture – that’s right, a new family-owned, independent business is moving into Queen Anne. Native South Africans Natasha Robson-Lovato and Cecile Robson, now at home in Seattle, are at the helm of the new tea shop. Cederberg Tea House originally began as a local catering company named after the region where Rooibos tea grows, and now they’re putting down roots on top of Queen Anne.
Photo courtesy of
Cederberg Tea House
Natasha and Cecile are busy getting it ready for a June opening, and the menu promises delicacies you can’t get elsewhere in Seattle:
- Rooibos Lattes and Cappuccinos: Rooibos tea is pulled through an espresso machine to produce a strong shot of tea with the strength and body of a regular espresso latte, but the unique flavor of tea. Cederberg promises you can’t get this traditional South African drink anywhere else in Seattle.
- South African treats: you can taste a wide range of baked goods including Koeksisters, syrup soaked doughnuts; Melkterts, traditional custard tarts; Hertzogs, jam filled tarts with a coconut meringue topping; Crunchies, coconut, oatmeal and butter cookies; South African Fudge (which has no chocolate – check it out), and more.
Co-owner Natasha says they’re looking forward to being part of the Queen Anne community and sharing a taste of South Africa:
“Queen Anne is such a perfect location for what we are doing, because Queen Anne residents really seem to embrace small, locally owned businesses, which is exactly what we are… We can’t wait to share the treats and drinks from our home South Africa.”
Mark your calendars for June, and get ready to experience some new treats, teas, and coffee at the corner of Galer and Queen Anne Ave N.
Tags: business opening, coffee, tea
May 6th, 2013 by Laura
Back in October, Pinkabella Cupcakes closed up shop and their spot in the Queen Anne Space building on Queen Anne Ave N. The storefront has been empty until this weekend… Friday night, nothing (I walked by after dinner out). Saturday, a tip from a reader (thanks, Aaron!) – the windows are papered over, and a sign promising sushi by June 1st is up in the window.
According to the City of Seattle business license applications, Sushi Samurai holds a license for the spot at 1817 Queen Anne Ave N. No more info yet on Sushi Samurai, other than the sign promising sushi soon!
Tags: business opening, sushi
March 11th, 2013 by Laura
Note: updated with information I just received from Yeti Yogurt.
Thanks to a tip from a reader (thanks, Mark!), we got the heads up to a new fro-yo spot opening up on Lower Queen Anne/Uptown. If you’re craving self-serve fro-yo, you’ll no longer have to trek up the hill to Menchie’s to get your fix – the new Yeti Yogurt is “opening soon” at 604 1st Ave N.
Yeti Yogurt’s web site is also “coming soon”, but one can likely expect the typical frozen yogurt + toppings fare. Their Facebook page has very little information – but it does show our new shop along with another location in the U-District.
Update: Per an email from Yeti Yogurt, they plan to open the Queen Anne location around April 1st with a grand opening celebration planned for a following Saturday (date TBD). From the company:
“Yeti Yogurt Frozen Creations is a new chain of self-serve frozen yogurt stores that will combine exceptional customer service, high-quality products and superb facility design at its locations in the Pacific Northwest.”
The grand opening will include free yogurt and prizes – stay tuned!
Tags: business opening
February 11th, 2013 by Laura
As reported back in October, ZoomCare is moving into the 7 Hills complex at 1909 Queen Anne Ave N, across from the old Met Market spot. The clinic opens its doors to the public on Tuesday, with Queen Anne joining Capitol Hill and Wallingford as home to a ZoomCare clinic. The Portland-based company focuses on high quality, affordable primary care in neighborhood clinics.
ZoomCare patients can expect “complete primary care for a broad range of illnesses, injuries and preventive care with pharmacy dispensing services”. The Queen Anne ZoomCare clinic will be open 7 days a week, 362 days a year. You can use a live scheduler to reserve a same-day, no-wait appointment via the ZoomCare web site, and the clinic charges a fair, flat price via insurance or self-pay.
According to co-founder and co-CEO Dr. Dave Sanders:
“At ZoomCare we’re bringing great care close to the neighborhoods where Washington families live and work. We’ve re-designed healthcare around the convenience of patients, not the insurers, to give patients more control of their own health.”
Starting on Tuesday, ZoomCare Queen Anne will be open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Beginning on March 18th, the hours will expand to the weekends, open Monday-Friday 8am-6pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9am-6pm. You can reach the clinic at 206.812.8311.
Tags: business opening
January 18th, 2013 by Laura
Remember when Met Market was at the top of the hill and the flowers from the floral department lined Queen Anne Ave N instead of a huge pit in the ground? If you don’t, one of our banner photos above may jog your memory… Well, if you’ve been missing a shop on the top of the hill for custom floral arrangements, simple bouquets, or even single stem flowers, you’re in luck! A reader sent us a tip on some construction activity at 1422 Queen Anne Ave, and we now have confirmation that Pistil Flowers & Gifts will be opening in the spot next Friday, January 25th.
Laurie Gardner and Colin Stewart own the new flower shop and will be leveraging their experience as custom floral designers with Pistil Design, a studio that has focused on weddings, events and designs for daily delivery on Queen Anne for the past few years. Laurie and Colin are now expanding beyond the design studio with the new retail flower shop that will provide fresh flowers and gifts on the top of Queen Anne.
At Pistil Flowers & Gifts, customers will be able to pick up fresh flowers by the stem, ready-made mixed bouquets, houseplants, and gifts. Plus, the shop will provide custom flower arrangements and design service for weddings, corporate and private events, with daily deliveries in the greater Seattle area. Pistil sources the majority of their flower designs with local and organic flowers, supporting local farmers and floriculture in the region.
Co-owner Laurie Gardner is a Master Gardener with 20+ years of experience in the floral industry. As Pistil grows, she plans to offer seasonal design classes on creating both simple and elegant designs, as well as container gardening.
Pistil Flowers & Gifts is expected to open on January 25th with a small in-shop celebration and open house, so plan to stop by and say welcome and place your Valentine’s orders!
Tags: business opening, Queen Anne Ave N